O blessed Light from heaven

O blessed Light from heaven

Author: C. K. Solberg
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1 O Blessed Light from heaven,
Shine forth into my soul!
Dispel the innate darkness
That would my heart control!
Without Thee I am groping
And should forever stray,
For Thou alone canst save me
And safely lead the way.

2 Without Thee, precious Savior,
There is eternal night,
I cannot live without Thee,
Make me a child of light;
Let nothing come between us,
But keep me ever Thine;
Upon my lifelong journey
Shine in this heart of mine!

3 And may Thy light within me
Again reflected be,
That I may shine for others
And lead some soul to Thee.
So many are benighted
In ignorance and sin,
Who daily are refusing
To let Thy sunshine in.

4 Lord, keep me ever faithful
To let my light so shine
That I may be a blessing,
And all the glory Thine!
And when my days are numbered,
Then sainted by Thy grace,
Forever in Thy glory
May I behold Thy face.


Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #205

Author: C. K. Solberg

Solberg, Cark K. (Rushford, Minnesota, June 2, 1872--June 15, 1954). Lutheran. St. Olaf College, B.A. Graduate of Norwegian Lutheran Seminary. Ordained in 1900. Pastorates at Vermillion and Yankton, South Dakota, 1900-1906; Chicago, Illinois, 1906-1911; Minneapolis, Minn., 1911-1918. Evangelist for the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1937-1935 [sic]. Author of several books and many hymns in Norwegian and English. --J. Irving Erickson, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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First Line: O blessed Light from heaven
Author: C. K. Solberg



The tune was named after its composer and published in the British volume <em>The Hymnary</em> (1872). TOURS has four broad phrases. Its repetitions of melodic and rhythmic units make it accessible and loved. The harmony suggests a stately tempo. Berthold Tours (b. Rotterdam, the Netherl…

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